Bosch Rexroth updates MTX CNC system for additive manufacturing
March 19, 2019 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
March 19, 2019 – Bosch Rexroth has released a new version of its MTX CNC system for the additive manufacturing process.
From reading in the CAD data and simulations to the actual printing process, the system offers minimal cycle times as well as enough computing power for dynamic, coordinated movements – including complete process monitoring. With the Open Core Interface software solution, users can implement other IT applications. The integrated OPC UA server allows for communication with higher-level systems.
The Version 14.0 MTX CNC system features a control system that is scalable in terms of power and function. With a Dual Core processor and decentralized intelligence, the high-performance version platforms its tasks with an internal cycle time of 0.25 ms.
The shorter these cycle times are, the faster the control system calculates the 3D data, thus speeding up the actual printing process. At the same time, it has sufficient reserves to record process data in real time and to use these data for process optimization.
NC functions already integrated into the control software deposit the additive material layer precisely and optimize the process, e.g. with intelligent temperature control. The standardized G code for movement control is supported by any slicer software. Integrated NC encoding systems protect manufacturer-specific know-how.
The MTX CNC system also features a 3D online simulation with collision recognition. It automatically visualizes the construction time, positioning and printing head travel, allowing users to intervene proactively before the production process. The CNC system fits seamlessly into simulation environments as “hardware in the loop” and generates realistic images of the subsequent processes.